bombastic

play
adjective bom·bas·tic \bäm-ˈbas-tik\

Definition of bombastic

  1. :  marked by or given to speech or writing that is given exaggerated importance by artificial or empty means :  marked by or given to bombast :  pompous, overblown

bombastically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of bombastic in a Sentence

  1. a bombastic speech intended to impress the voters in her congressional district

Origin and Etymology of bombastic

see bombast


First Known Use: 1660



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bombastic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • winning-words-from-the-national-spelling-bee-logo
  • Which is the correct spelling of the winning word from 1988?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!